John Graham

John G.

Flanders, NJ

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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

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I started playing guitar from the time I was 11 years old and started getting paid for my first gigs with a band when I was 16. Shortly after that, I started teaching my first students when I was 17 years old. I was constantly busy, driving from school to peoples houses on weekdays while studying jazz guitar with an instructor, as well as with the paul green school of rock. On weekends I performed with paying gigs in live bands.

I have studied music and guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusets, and Music Therapy, Jazz Guitar, and Psychology at Montclair State University/Cali School of Music. I currently continue to further my education, and am learning every day.

From my education background, I have a certification in Master Luthiery from the Summit School of Guitar Building and repair.

Besides working as a guitar teacher, technician, and performer, I have also worked as an open mic host.

I am currently 26 years old and still performing, teaching, and working as a technician and Luthier on a regular day to day basis.

When teaching, I like to tailor each lesson to that particular student. I take great care in planning and expanding each encounter for both the student's short term and long term development in both life and music. I aim to offer: Music theory and the application of such to the guitar. While most teachers either focus on theory, or learning and playing songs on an instrument, I find it important to be able to use, as an example, applicable theories such as scales and key signatures along with a foundation to the songs we will be learning. These songs can either be of my own or the student's choosing. Essentially, by approaching lessons with a rational knowledge of music along with a hands on experience of playing an instrument, I can create a fun and successful experience for any student.

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Open Mic Host
Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
Crown And Anchor Roadhouse, Bowser, BC, Canada

Ran sound and performances as a host and MC for and with other artists and musicians.
Privileged with rehearsing the Wingnuts, a group of first time musicians for first time concerts at fundraiser benefits, one of which being a detrimental Fort Mac forest fire.

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Music Therapy/Jazz Guitar, Psychology
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Montclair State University


Certificate of Completion
Jun 2010
School of Rock


Five Week Performance
Jul 2009
Berklee College of Music

One Week Guitar Session
Jul 2008
Berklee College of Music

Certificate of Completion
Jul 2007
Power Chord Academy


Honors in Orchestra, Double Bass
May 2010
Mary T Daly, Mendham High School

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